MONT DORA, Florida – Firefighters battled a blaze started by a lightning strike on Sunday at a house in Mount Dora, officials said.
Firefighters and police were both called to the Bridgeport Bay Circle house at around 11:48 a.m. for reports of a lightning strike and arrived to find the house completely engulfed in flames, Mount Dora officials said. .
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The strike was reported as severe weather conditions swept through central Florida, causing lightning, hail, high winds and heavy downpours to parts of the region.
Hail near College Park on Sunday April 11.
Fire officials said the owner had managed to do it safely. The blaze also forced nearby neighbors to evacuate.
Mount Dora officials said rescue teams from the Eustis Fire and Lake County firefighters helped put out the blaze. The crews were still on the scene to monitor the situation Sunday afternoon.
Officials did not say how extensive the damage was or whether anyone had been displaced by the blaze.
No further details were immediately disclosed.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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